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Table 2 Patient demographics & common diagnoses by site (n = 700)

From: Need for the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): gaps in current nutrition care in five Canadian hospitals

  Overall (N = 700) Site A
(n = 152)
Site B
(n = 119)
Site C
(n = 159)
Site D
(n = 131)
Site E
(n = 139)
Age (yrs)
Mean (SD)
71
(SD: 16.26) *
76
(SD: 15.31)
71
(SD: 19.43)
76
(SD: 14.57)
64
(SD: 13.73)
73
(SD: 15.65)
Gender (male) 46.7% **
(n = 327/700)
40.1% (n = 61/152) 42.9% (n = 51/119) 39.6% (n = 63/159) 59.5% (n = 78/131) 53.2%
(n = 74/139)
Transferred from Other Unit 19.0%** (n = 122/643)a 18.4% (n = 23/125)a 22.7% (n = 25/110)a 13.1% (n = 20/153)a 33.3% (n = 39/117)a 10.9% (n = 15/138)a
Admitting Diagnosis Categories All Sites
%(n)
Site A
% (n)
Site B
%(n)
Site C
%(n)
Site D
%(n)
Site E
%(n)
 Cardiovascular 11.9 (83) ** 5.9 (9) 9.2 (11) 18.9 (30) 3.1 (4) 20.9 (29)
 Gastrointestinal 10.1 (71) ** 16.4 (25) 10.9 (13) 12.6 (20) 0 (0) 9.4 (13)
 Genitourinary 4 (28) ** 3.9 (6) 0.8 (1) 9.4 (15) 1.5 (2) 2.9 (4)
 Respiratory 21.3 (149) ** 10.5 (16) 5.9 (7) 6.3 (10) 74 (97) 13.7 (19)
 Musculoskeletal 7.7 (54) ** 21.1 (32) 4.2 (5) 6.3 (10) 0 (0) 5.0 (7)
 Neurologic 11.4 (80) ** 2.0 (3) 15.1 (18) 25.2 (40) 0 (0) 13.7 (19)
 Infection 12.1 (85) ** 11.8 (18) 29.4 (35) 10.7 (17) 7.6 (10) 3.6 (5)
 Cancer 6.7 (47) 8.6 (13) 4.2 (5) 6.9 (11) 7.6 (10) 5.8 (8)
 Other 8.4 (59) ** 8.6 (13) 7.6 (9) 0 (0) 3.1 (4) 23.7 (33)
  1. *indicates statistically significant difference across sites (p < 0.01) ** (p < 0.0001)
  2. a Indicates missing data
  3. n.s not statistically significant